Check Out Our Christmas Issue for Tips on Creating Holiday Charm

A living room decorated for Christmas.
Photography by Jim Bathie, Styling by Lucy Finney

The cover of the 2021 Christmas issue of The Cottage Journal. Capturing the magic of the holiday season, our Christmas Cottage issue of The Cottage Journal features spectacular home tours—from Louisiana to Virginia. With diverse displays and traditions, no one home tour is alike. Extensive embellishments give a charming, neutral cottage a colorful makeover while another home’s understated décor imparts a chic, contemporary vibe. From twinkling trees and captivating outdoor decorations to enchanting shops and talented artisans, the pages of this issue are overflowing with festive inspiration. And you can’t miss the countless tips for incorporating foraged finds into both your home’s interior and outdoor spaces. Take a sneak peek of Christmas Cottage below and then pick up your own copy today on newsstands or online!

Cozy & Colorful

A living room with red-and-white holiday decor.
Photography by Becca Bertotti

Red-and-white accents add brilliance to a snow-white palette while a settee piled with plush pillows and a soft throw serves as a cozy spot to admire the room’s multiple trees.

Classic Christmas Style

A Christmas tree decorated in red, green, and blue with piles of presents wrapped in paper of coordinating colors.
Photography by Brian Bieder, Design by Maggie Griffin

Piles of presents wrapped in coordinating papers enhance this tree’s traditional design while also ensuring the overall look is full and festive.

Seasonal Splendor

An outdoor setting decorated with swags of fresh greenery.
Photography courtesy of Where We Bloom by Debra Prinzing

Swags of fresh greenery go a long way when it comes to outdoor displays. Add a few touches of red to impart holiday cheer or incorporate pillows to bring comfort to an alfresco setting.

Fruitful Flourish

A tree display crafted out of pomanders.
Photography and design by J.P. Horton

For holiday décor that is both historic and quite clever, South Carolina designer J.P. Horton uses orange pomanders to craft timeless displays.

Evergreen Allure

A woodland-inspired holiday tablescape accented with fresh greenery.
Photography by Kindra Clineff, Styling by Sandra Sigman

Draw inspiration from this woodland-themed tablescape that creates a subtle holiday nod, complete with a mini evergreen forest for a centerpiece.

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